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bell drops?
ok, so i'm about to order some bell drops because mine that i have are like 10 years old, lol. Anyway, I'm going to be trailering jazz up without mist hopefully, if i trailer jazz back up at all, so I need some bell drops...But I was wondering if anyone knew of anything better? I mean I've always had good luck with these, I just was wondering what else was out there. I have something called calm n cool that's a paste with tryptophan (sp?) in it, but I haven't used it yet.... I was just wondering. I mean, I don't want to like ace her or anything, just....mellow her out, ya know?
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What's a bell drop? :?:

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They use it on the race horses around here a lot, lol.
It's called B.E.L.L. drops, it's made from belladonna (which is a deadly nightshade...)

B.E.L.L. Drops by Dr. Daniels
B.E.L.L. Drops are used as an aid to combat fatique in adult horses. Useful when shipping horses long distances, after hard work or race and horses that have gone off feed due to labor induced fatigue. Contains equal amounts of Fluid Extract Aconite, Fluid Extract Belladonna, & Fluid Extract Nux Vomica. 15 ML

...an aid to combat fatigue and/or colic. For adult horses. Dose by drops. No drenching.

I dunno, we used them when we trailered Nike up to Missouri

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you could try Rescue Remedy...I use it on my beasties any time I'm going to put them in a stressful situation (like the time I trailered one of them 2 hours away for 2 months, leaving the other at home...they both got RR......or the time I sent my haffy up to MI with a friend...she got RR up there, and the two left behind got them for a couple of days but they settled down quickly as they were good buddies anyway)

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Fastrack Equine Gel is great for colics. You give 4 ccs for a mature horse. Lasts a year unless refrigerated then it lasts for 3. Great for giving new foals too on days 1,3 and 5 to get that good bacteria into their sterile systems. For more information go to http://www.betteranimalhealth.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Several articles there on probiotics and how they help with several malodies.

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Fastrack Equine Gel is great for colics. You give 4 ccs for a mature horse. Lasts a year unless refrigerated then it lasts for 3. Great for giving new foals too on days 1,3 and 5 to get that good bacteria into their sterile systems. For more information go to http://www.betteranimalhealth.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Several articles there on probiotics and how they help with several malodies.

Do you have any studies that show efficacy in the horse specifically?

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I still think we need to stick to western medicine till further notice. Ive seen alot of money wasted on the "witch doctors" . There is some stuff to be invistigated (might be good), but till then , the snake oil salesmen are getting rich on dreams.

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I wouldn't restrict specifically to solely western medicine (heck, there are some western meds out there that don't have any proof of efficacy), but I wouldn't use anything that hasn't actually been scientifically verified to work. Thus far, I have yet to find any evidence that probiotics actually do anything in the equine tract; in fact, I have found quite the opposite in that is does nothing at all including one study that deposited the microbials directly into the large intestine to bypass any loss in the upper tract and still found no effect on the gut flora. On the other hand, the use of honey in wound treatment is on the rise as it has been proven to aid in the healing process.

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there are some homeopathic meds I use on my horses and myself....namely arnica for bruising and I've successfully used aconite on horses that had mild mild gassy colics while waiting on the vet to show up. Heck, I took something(can't remember the name off hand) when I had my foot broke for bone knitting that cut the healing time my ortho gave me in half! He was surprised too and then I told him and he told me to keep it up because it was really working...lol

But there are a lot of things out there that aren't proven....so you do have to be careful about what you use.

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Oh, yes honey is great on wounds... It was also prescribed to my mom by one of her drs. (can't remember which one) when she when she had to have part of a toe removed due to diabetes.

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Oh, I can attest to the wonders of honey, and if you can get Manuka honey, do so--in fact, the people studying the antibacterial/antibiotic qualities of honey, in general, are using Manuka honey as the gauge. Remind me in 3+ months, so I can get MP to see if she can find where Princess ripped herself open, about 6 inches long and about 2 inches wide...

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